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                                               Human Skeleton

The human skeleton is an interesting but complex structure. An adult human has 206 bones. At birth, we all have 300 ones but they fuse together over time as we grow. Our skeletal system does more than helping us to hold the shape of our bodies. It also provides protection to internal organs, produce new blood cells, assists in body movement, endocrine regulation etc. Although our teeth are considered as a part of the skeletal system but they are bones. The medical study of human bones is called orthopaedic.

Quick Facts: –

  • The femur or thighbone is the longest bone in the human body.
  • Female and male skeleton are slightly different in their shape.
  • The jawbone is the only bone in our entire body that can actually move.
  • Every seven year, human skeleton gets replaced by new cells.
  • Our hand and feet have more than 50% bones of the entire body.
  • The most common bone disease is osteoporosis.
  • Bone marrow is a spongy tissue filled inside your bones that aids in the production of new red blood cells.
  • Some people have an extra rib that can cause health issues.
  • The world’s first functional prosthetic bone was developed by Ancient Egyptians.
  • The hyoid bone that is located in your throat is the only bone that is not connected to any joint.
  • The knee is the biggest joint of our body.
  • Calcium is good for maintain good bone health.


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